The mol-ecule of the title compound, C(9)H(8)Cl(2)O, is almost planar: the dihedral angle between the benzene ring and the plane defined by the carbonyl O and ethane C atoms is 15.5 (2)°. The crystal packing is stabilized by inter-molecular C-H⋯O hydrogen bonds.

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@inproceedings{Wang201122Dichloro14methylphenylethanone, title={2,2-Dichloro-1-(4-methyl­phen­yl)ethanone}, author={Ping-an Wang and Jun-Ping Gao and Peng Liu}, booktitle={Acta crystallographica. Section E, Structure reports online}, year={2011} }